WATCH DOG / by Ren Wightman

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to be a Watch Dog at Cherry Hill Elementary. Watch Dogs are Father's who spend a day at the school promoting a good male example. I heard about Watch Dogs several years ago but never wanted to sign up. One day Abbey came home and insisted that I become a Watch Dog and dragged me to an information session the school put on one night. Of course she guilted me into signing up, so I did. 

I was a Watch Dog on April 11th. It was a day I chose because it was the day both Jude and Abbey would have their birthday's celebrated (since their birthday's fall on Spring Break). It was a lot of fun to see the kids in their class. It was fun to see how they interacted with other kids, how the teachers teach and see the little world they spend six hours a day in. Shauna and Penny came in after lunch to help celebrate the birthday's. It was a fun experience and I even signed up to be a Watch Dog again. 

 Abbey and Shauna sharing Abbey's "All About Me" birthday poster to her class. 

Abbey and Shauna sharing Abbey's "All About Me" birthday poster to her class. 

 In Jude's classroom they get to ask Jude ten questions. These questions are things they might not have known about Jude. Miss. Seamons is writing the answers on the board. 

In Jude's classroom they get to ask Jude ten questions. These questions are things they might not have known about Jude. Miss. Seamons is writing the answers on the board.